Food Preservation Guide – Getting Started

Food Preservation Guide – Getting Started

Welcome to our series on food preservation. It’s a five-part series of articles that will take you through all food preservation options, including freezing, fruit preserves, dehydrating, canning and pickling. We’ll include recipes too! This introduction summarizes your options, shows you where to find bulk produce at the best prices, and offers other helpful preservation […]

How to Teach Kids to Embrace Differences

How to Teach Kids to Embrace Differences

Whatever your background is, whether you’re Caucasian, a visible minority or of mixed ethnic background like myself – no one wants to feel marginalized or alienated from mainstream North American or Canadian culture. While some may find comfort in being part of a larger group or community, others who have grown up straddling more than […]

Financial Abuse is Rampant in Millennial Relationships

Financial Abuse is Rampant in Millennial Relationships

Sixty percent of millennials surveyed reported that a romantic partner used money to manipulate or gain power and control in a relationship. Just as many said a romantic partner had either lied about money, or hid money or debt from them. Seventy-eight percent said financial institutions have a responsibility to educate consumers on the issue. […]

DIY: Make Your Own Natural, Chemical-Free Makeup!

DIY: Make Your Own Natural, Chemical-Free Makeup!

The world is embracing natural, earth-friendly food and other products. Makeup has been slowly joining the movement, but often the “natural” claims are dubious at best.  Minimal control and oversight is applied to the makeup industry, leaving the door open for dangerous chemicals to sneak their way onto your skin and into your body. Many […]

Job Interviews: Your Body Language Can Cost You The Job

Job Interviews: Your Body Language Can Cost You The Job

When it comes to landing a job, what you say to a prospective employer may sometimes be less important than how you say it. In a recent survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam, senior managers said 17 per cent of candidates display negative body language during interviews.

Samsung HW-J355 TV Soundbar / Woofer Rocks the Mid-Price Range

Samsung HW-J355 TV Soundbar / Woofer Rocks the Mid-Price Range

Have you noticed how truly terrible televisions sound today? It’s a conspiracy! They want you to invest in a soundbar. The good news is you’ll be glad you did, because it transforms home entertainment into an immersive experience.

10 Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies ©

10 Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies ©

Allergies ruin Spring for many Canadians. While most people are excited to see grass, leaves and flowers, those of us with “Hay Fever” know they signal weeks of misery to come. Before you head to the drug store to stock up on allergy medication, you may want to try some natural alternatives.

Grow These 5 Easy Herbs for Your Pets!

Grow These 5 Easy Herbs for Your Pets!

It’s time to plan and our herbal gardens and get those seeds ordered. Don’t forget to include some premium supplements for pets. Dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, ferrets, rabbits, small rodents, reptiles and fish can all benefit from suitable fresh herbs for nutrition, immunity, and healing. Nothing could be more natural – animals have instinctively […]

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking ©

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking ©

Adding a little Valentine’s Day love to your baking can start with cookie cutters, but you can also decorate treats with naturally nutritious (and tasty) red, pink and purple food dyes that you make yourself.

12 Tips to Cut Heating Bills

12 Tips to Cut Heating Bills

It comes as no surprise that the majority of Canada is cold for most of the year. There is no place in Canada where you can get away without heating your home for part of the year, even here in British Columbia. Reducing your heating bill by as little as 10% could save you hundreds […]

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